Carlos Alcaraz He said goodbye to the Beijing tournament, of the ATP 500 category and played on a hard court, after falling in the semifinals against the Italian Jannik Sinner (7-6(4), 6-1), which was confirmed as the jplayer who has beaten the Murcian the most times on the circuit.
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The transalpine tennis player has up to four victories - in seven matches - over the one from El Palmar, the last one until today this year in the semifinals of the Miami Masters 1000, becoming his authentic 'cryptonite'. All in a day in which the world number one played perhaps one of the worst matches of his course.
Alcaraz He did not feel comfortable at any time despite his good start, which he could not sustain for long against a Sinner grown up and put on a real exhibition of punches to meet the Russian Daniil Medvedev for the title. The Spaniard, for his part, is already thinking about the Shanghai Masters 1000.
On the Diamond court in the Chinese capital, the player from El Palmar began the contest with a 'break' that he confirmed on his first serve, sensations that invited optimism. In the third game, he had two breaking balls that he did not take advantage of and that gave wings to his rival.
So, Sinner He managed to break him on his second opportunity to establish the 2-2, and although Alcaraz responded with a 'counterbreak', the transalpine signed another break that condemned the sleeve to sudden death. In it, the Spaniard was burdened by a 1-4 deficit that he was unable to overcome.
The blow took its toll on Alcaraz, who as soon as the second round began, gave up his service. Things were not going well for the Murcian, who wasted up to five break points before the Italian got the match back on track with another break for 4-1.
Another game for Sinner left the Spaniard on the limit, disconnected, and everything was resolved with a new 'break' from the transalpine to close the duel in one hour and 54 minutes of play. His rival in the final will be the Russian Daniil Medvedevwho defeated the German Alexander Zverev in the other semifinal (6-4, 6-3).
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